Last year, Nation's Restaurant News awarded five leading executives with the annual Golden Chain award, representing outstanding leadership and brand stewardship. Each honoree was interviewed by a former Golden Chain winner in a top-to-top discussion covering strategies for success, brand victories and challenges and how best to motivate teams.

In this exclusive audio clip, Peter Cancro, founder and chief executive of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems Inc., is interviewed by Nick Vojnovic, president and owner of Little Greek Franchise Development LLC, who won a Golden Chain award in 2007 while leading Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. NRN editor-in-chief Sarah Lockyer facilitated the interviews.

Condensed versions of these interviews were published last year. NRN is now making the full interviews available in audio format in an exclusive series, Lessons in Leadership, available on NRN.com and podcasting platform SoundCloud.

More Lessons in Leadership:

Kelly C. Baltes, Cheddar's Casual Cafe: Striving for greatness
Ray Blachette, Joe's Crab Shack: Taking on challenges and changes
Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A: Developing a business through generations
Michael Hislop, Corner Bakery: Business and career evolution